Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Samantha - 1995-2011
Last night mom had to put to sleep her cat Samantha (aka - Ms. Pris).  I think that is one of the hardest things you can do and I did not know what to do to make my mom feel better.

Max and Samantha - litter mates
Mom bought Max and Samantha when she was living in California.  They were the best little kitties ever, even though they looked like two little rats (wish I had scanned the photo mom has of them as babies to show you).  Both of them helped put a smile on mom's face when she truly needed it.

Ms. Pris and her favorite purple fuzzy ball
I wish I had the words to describe the feelings we have for our babies, but I don't.  I just can tell you it was a lot of fun watching Samantha walk around with that purple ball in her mouth and her her growl. 

Mom telling me the story of the time in California, she had the Christmas tree up, she would come home from work and she would see two sets of little eyes looking at her from the top of the branches.  Or the story mom would tell of when she was living with my grandparents, when she moved home from California, grandma would go to the kitchen and see the lazy suzan open and Samantha's little eyes looking at her from inside.

Or tell you how you would sit down, on the couch, to eat your dinner and Ms. Pris would jump on the arm of the couch and then beat you with her head until you petted her.  She would just keep butting you with her head until you would stop eating and scratch her, and if you stopped scratching her she would start it up again.

Queen of her throne
I could go on and on but I won't.  I wanted to give some good thoughts for mom to remember of her baby.  We will miss you Ms. Pris.  You put smiles on our faces, what more could you want from your babies.


If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
For this - the last battle - can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

(author unknown)


  1. I've been there many times and will be there many more. I share your sense of loss and pain and my heart is with you. She gave you a wonderful gift by sharing her life with you. Take care my friends!

  2. A beautiful tribute to your Mother's dear sweet friend.

  3. Let Mom know that my sweet Poof will welcome Samantha at the Rainbow Bridge and they will happily play while they wait for us.
    To let a friend go who means so much is a hard and very loving choice to make so I am sending the biggest hugs I can to both of you. I am here for both of you when you want me.


  4. Oh Beth, I am sorry for your mom. It is so hard to be the one to make the decision at the end. I'm glad that you both have so many wonderful memories of Samantha. Hugs.

  5. Oh my goodness, that poem has me crying like a baby! What a heartbreak for your Mom I know. Sending healing thought to both of you this morning! Hugs

  6. XOXO Oh we have been thru this so many times it's heart breaking! (((HUGS)))

  7. Oh! Miss Evie I am so sorry for the loss of your good friend Ms Pris. You gave that lovely cat a good and loving home. That is more than a lot of cats or pets get. And the time you spent will be fond memories in the future. Please know that we are all thinking of you.
    Enjoy the day and find your 'something good'.

  8. Very sorry you Ms Pris moved on and my heart goes out to you both. Our little animals give us such wonderful times, memories and unbelievable unconditional love. It feels like there is a gaping hole in your life when they leave. Please give your mom a piece of this big hug I am sending you both.
    Ms Pris reminds me of my tabby- Gracie. She has lost all the pigment in one of her eyes - looks so strange but she is fine for now. She also has a favorite toy- a little crochet ball with tails I made for her. So cute. Your pictures are wonderful!!

  9. I thank all of you for your support during this difficult time. Your sentiments are very comforting. Beth created such a lovely tribute to Missy Pris. Beth has a big heart, and I am thankful for our relationship every day. Please take the time to count your own blessings and enjoy the moment. Evie


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